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       figtoipe - Convert FIG figures into Ipe format


       figtoipe [-g] [-p preamble] FIGfile XMLfile


       figtoipe  converts  files  in FIG format (as created, e.g., by xfig) to
       Ipe’s XML format.

       figtoipe is not complete.  The main lacking feature is  the  conversion
       of  splines.   Arc-boxes  are  replaced  by  rectangles.   Feel free to
       improve this version!

       The drawing models of FIG and Ipe are somewhat different.  Ipe does not
       support  depth  ordering  independent  of  grouping,  pattern fill, and
       Postscript fonts.

       figtoipe tries to include images specified in the XFIG file.  For  JPEG
       pictures, it tries include the compressed image data into the XML file.
       For files not recognized as JPEG, anytopnm is  called;  its  output  is
       compressed  and included in the XML file. Some output of anytopnm might
       be rejected (e.g. images larger than 5000x5000 pixels or B&W  bitmaps),
       or misunderstood.


       -g group the figure in the output XML

       -p latex
              add latex as a preamble to the generated XML file, e.g.


       Otfried Cheong
       Alexander Bürger <> (image handling)


       Please report bugs using Ipe bugzilla at


       More information about Ipe can be found in The Ipe Manual, which can be
       found in your Ipe installation.


       figtoipe comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. It is free software; you
       can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General
       Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       See the file GPL-2 accompanying the source for details.

                                April 26, 2008